The anime series Burn The Witch, based on the manga of the same name, written by Tite Kubo, is returning. The official Twitter account announced that the prequel one-shot manga, which was released in 2018, will be adapted into an anime.
Burn the Witch one-shot manga was released in July 2018 in Weekly Shonen Jump, followed by four more chapters, which were released between August 2020 to September 2020..
The new anime is titled “Burn the Witch #0.8, Two witches,” and it is a prequel story to the film Burn the Witch, which was released in Oct 2020. No release date for this anime adaptation has been announced, but a teaser trailer was released on YouTube:
Burn the Witch is set in the same universe as “Bleach.” While “Burn the Witch” is set in the Western Branch of the Soul Society located in Reverse London, “Bleach” primarily focuses on the Eastern Branch set in Karakura Town.
Set in Reverse London, “Burn the Witch” follows witches Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole. Tasked by Wing Bind, they manage dragons that coexist with humans.
While some dragons are peaceful, others threaten the city’s harmony. The series explores the duo’s challenges in balancing duty, friendship, and moral dilemmas.
Tatsurō Kawano, the director behind the 2020 “Burn the Witch” anime film, is back at the helm for “Burn the Witch #0.8,” produced by team Yamahitsuji/Studio Colorido. Fans will be pleased to know that the core cast from the film will reprise their roles in the new anime:
- Ninny Spangcole voiced by Asami Tano
- Noel Niihashi brought to life by Yuina Yamada
- Balgo Parks portrayed by Shimba Tsuchiya
- The role of Chief by Hiroaki Hirata
- Osushi-chan voiced by Rie Hikisaka.
Burn the Witch’s previous film has an impressive score of 7.11 out of 10 on MyAnimeList. It seems like fans are anxiously waiting to see more of the witch duo.
It should be pointed out that the series has huge potential and could become a long-running series. More manga chapters of Burn the Witch have already been announced. However, no release date has been revealed yet.